Mecca Bingo vs Gala Bingo
Mecca Bingo and Gala Bingo are two of the biggest and best known bingo brands, operating both bingo halls and online bingo sites. Both running on the Playtech platform, they offer a wide range of bingo and slots games, as well as boasting some generous promotions – but when it comes down to it, who really runs the best site? We’re going to compare some of the different aspects of each site in hope of deciding which of the two is our favourite!
1. Welcome Bonus
WINNER: We think Mecca Bingo’s generous opening offer takes the crown here, with a bigger welcome bonus and an extra freebie in the form of bingo hall funds!
2. Bingo Games
- Gala Bingo: Gala features 90, 80, 75 and 50 ball bingo games and variants such as The Chase Bingo, Coronation Street Bingo and Emmerdale Bingo.
- Mecca Bingo: Mecca features 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo games, with variants like X Factor Bingo, Britain’s Got Talent Bingo, and Emoji Bingo.
WINNER: It’s a close one, as both sites have a great selection with big jackpots on offer, but we’re going to say Gala Bingo wins this round with a slightly wider selection of bingo game lengths.
3. Slots Games
- Gala Bingo: Gala includes a range of slots such as Jackpot Giant, Age of the Gods, Heart of the Frontier, Rubik’s Riches, Dragon Kingdom, Ghosts of Christmas, Wings of Gold, Captain’s Treasure, Deuces Wild, Gold Rally, Keno, Diamond Valley, Sweet Party, Silver Bullet, Red Dog, Rock ‘n’ Roller and Ocean Princess, as well as casino games like Roulette, Pontoon and Blackjack.
- Mecca Bingo: Mecca’s selection includes Cleopatra, Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Da Vinci Diamonds, Fluffy Favourites, Deal or No Deal – What’s In Your Box?, and Ted. If you fancy casino games, there’s blackjack and roulette available.
WINNER: With both sites being Playtech sites, the selection of slots is very similar – so we’re calling this one a draw!
4. Bingo for Newbies
WINNER: Gala Bingo wins this round, with bigger prizes available and extra exclusive offers of access to another bingo room and a party hour!
5. Mobile Bingo
- Gala Bingo: Gala Bingo offers both iPhone and Android apps, which are identical to the browser version. The site is also optimised for mobile play.
- Mecca Bingo: Mecca Bingo offers both iPhone and Android apps, and also offers mobile-only promotions. It’s also the only bingo app on the App Store where you can play Da Vinci’s Diamonds and Cleopatra.
WINNER: Mecca Bingo sweeps this category with its exclusive access to the Da Vinci’s Diamonds and Cleopatra slots.
6. Withdrawal Requirements
WINNER: With a smaller minimum withdrawal – meaning you can take out your winnings faster – and a shorter processing time, Gala Bingo wins this category!
- Gala Bingo: 3
- Mecca Bingo: 2
- Draw: 1
It’s a close one, but Gala Bingo have scooped the trophy, beating Mecca Bingo in 3 categories and drawing in one. We think that both sites are definitely worth a look – and it may turn out that Mecca Bingo is actually more in line with your own interests in bingo than Gala, so it’s really down to personal taste! However, with Gala’s extra exclusives for new players and their smaller, faster withdrawal process, they narrowly beat Mecca Bingo in our eyes!